Showing posts from June, 2014

To Rough Endings and New Beginnings

Once again, Jeremy decided to share just what is going on in that head of his. I didn't prompt him to write. He simply told me this was finished and he would like me to post it. I'll warm you, folks, I shed more than a few tears reading it. Fair warning. 

This is the husband again.  This has been two of the most exasperating weeks of my life.  Between the personal matters that will forever make this time of year bittersweet to the professional changes that are occuring, I find that the month of June will always be, as Dickens once wrote...”It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times...”.
As anyone who is an avid reader of the blog or knows us personally knows, I am a teacher.  Today was my final workday before summer.  It is time to take stock in what went right and what needs to improve, so it is a very introspective time for me.  Additionally, my birthday is also later this month, which always has me taking stock in my life to this point. This is probably where s…

My Mother's Legacy

Today would have been my mother's 58th birthday, so it means we've commemorated 10 of her birthdays without her here. I can distinctly remember the surprise she gave me at my wedding... one of the last gifts she ever game me. She covertly planned a song performed at the wedding for me from her. I hate country music, but she picked a Martina McBride song that makes me bawl to this day.  I wept as I listened to the lyrics of "In My Daughter's Eyes" on my wedding day, but the tears are probably greater today After losing her only a few months later, that moment has become more and more special as time goes on.  I've missed her on every one of those birthdays, and on the other 364 days of the year as well.

I've been thinking about my mother a lot lately. Of course, I think about her all of the time, but she has been constantly on my mind the last few weeks. I've thought about how much I look like her, sound like her and think like her. How her influence l…